Natsuna Kunugi, a university student in Tokyo, visits Kumamoto in search of friends who she could not contact following the Kumamoto earthquakes. There, she meets local people who are full of compassion and uniqueness, including the energetic junior high school student, Izumi. A heartfelt coming-of-age story begins. (Source: MAL News)
The anime’s story follows the coming-of-age of Natsuna Keyaki (romanization not official), a college student in Tokyo who goes to Kumamoto after losing contact with her friend after the 2016 earthquakes. There, she meets individuals with colorful personalities, such as middle school girl Izumi, who begin to light a passion in Natsuna.
Yasuyuki Honda (Kamisama Kiss episode director, Mr. Osomatsu episode animation director) is directing the anime, with Shun Fukudome (Magical Circle Guruguru animation producer) producing. Domeshisan is penning the scripts.
Yoshino Aoyama (Wake Up, Girls!’ Yoshino Nanase, Scorching Ping Pong Girls’ Yura Yuragi) is starring in the anime as the character Izumi.
Mantan Web describes the Natsunagu! as the first over-the-air television anime produced by a local government that lasts one quarter of a year.